Integrated Studies

Integrated Studies

Online

The Integrated Studies program prepares students for a variety of career pathways and builds on a profile of skill-based learning outcomes. 

The Bachelor of Science requires an associate degree or a minimum of 60 semester hours of prior academic credit. The key skills are defined as major requirements and are validated through the capstone course, ID403 Integration Seminar.

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Integrated Studies for online students.
An Associate of Arts degree is offered in Integrated Studies for online students. 


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively orally, electronically and in writing.
  • Students will develop the skill to use quantitative and qualitative tools and strategies to support decision making.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the concepts and theories learned in their areas of concentration to address challenging real world issues. 

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies Requirements

General and Liberal Education Core Requirements 
It is expected that many of the General and Liberal Education Core requirements will be met by Integrated Studies students through transfer credits. Nevertheless, it is expected that the required Knowledge and Understanding areas of inquiry will be met. 

The following considerations should also be kept in mind. 
• ID403  Integrated Seminar is a required course and cannot be met through transfer credit 
• MT260  Statistics is the recommended math course in business, human services, and health professions 

Business Concentration 
Prerequisite requirements 
AC101  Principles of Accounting I 
ET101  Principles of Macroeconomics 
MK201  Principles of Marketing MN201 Principles of Management 
Concentration options 
(Any four 300-400-level Business courses) 


Custom Concentration* 
*Custom Concentrations require prior approval 
Prerequisite Requirements 
Any three related 100-200-level courses 
Concentration options 
Any five 300-400-level related courses 

General Studies Concentration 
Prerequisite requirements 
Any three related 100-200-level courses 
Concentration options 
Any five 300-400-level related courses 

Social Services Concentration 
Prerequisite requirements 
PS101  Introduction to Psychology 
SO101  Introduction to Sociology or HU101 Introduction to Human Services or 
CJ101  Introduction to Criminal Justice 
SO205  Race and Ethnicity in Society or CJ201 Police Work 
Concentration Options 
Any five 300-400-level Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, or Sociology courses.

Associate of Arts in Integrated Studies Requirements
General and Liberal Education Core Requirements (26 credits)
It is expected that many of the General and Liberal Education Core requirements will be met by Integrated Studies students through transfer credits. Nevertheless, it is expected that the required Knowledge and Understanding areas of inquiry will be met. 

GLE103  Career Image, Planning, and Management 
GLE110  First Year Composition
GLE230  Second-Year Composition 
______  Mathematics Core Elective 
______  Natural Science Core Elective I 
______  Natural Science Core Elective II 
One course from two of the following areas: 
One 100-200-level Social Science 
One 100-200-level Humanities 
One 100-200-level Art Appreciation

Major Requirements (10 Credits)
MN201  Principles of Management 
SO321  Social Science Computer Skills 
Any two related 100-200-level courses

Student-Designed (Interdisciplinary) Major or Minor                                                                            
To be eligible to propose a Student-Designed Major or Minor, students should be in good academic standing (a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average is recommended). Proposals to the Curriculum Committee should be filed before the end of the fourth semester of study. To propose a Student-Designed Major or Minor, students obtain a proposal form online and discuss the procedures with the Associate Provost. Advisors appropriate to the proposed areas of study will be identified. These advisors will collaborate in the development of the proposal, possibly recommending other faculty with whom the student should confer. 

At least one advisor must submit a letter of support explaining what they perceives to be the rationale for the courses listed in the application. The letter should briefly describe the advisor’s collaborative role in the development of the major/minor. The Committee will not accept an application without the attachment of this letter.

The Student-Designed Major or Minor proposal should be carefully constructed. The major should consist of no fewer than thirty and no more than fifty-four credits, at least twelve of which have to be at the 300 or 400-level. The minor should consist of no fewer than eighteen and no more than twenty-one credits. In addition to the major/minor, the student will be required to complete General and Liberal Education Core requirements and accumulate a total of 120 credits in order to graduate. The proposal must represent a coherent educational goal with attention given to the nature of introductory, middle-level, upper-level, and culminating work in the Student- Designed Major or Minor. Each such major must include a methods course appropriate to the field of study and must fulfill the capstone requirements: portfolio assessment and a Senior thesis or independent project that pulls together the experience of the Student-Designed Major. 

The course choices must represent a coherent program as opposed to a set of electives. In other words, there is a difference between one thoughtfully arranging courses to comprise a program of study and one freely choosing elective courses. Following the above guidelines for coherence of program content, the student reviews the proposal with their Undergraduate College Coordinator or their College Coordinator, and then forward to the Curriculum Committee. The student may be asked to meet with the Curriculum Committee to further explain the proposal. The Curriculum Committee will report its recommendation to the Dean of the appropriate College for the proposed major or minor, who will communicate the decision to the student and the Associate Provost. If approved by the Associate Provost, then the Associate Provost should forward a copy of the proposal to Center for Academic Excellence and the Registrar. Once approved, any changes in the proposed course of study must be approved by the academic advisors and the Associate Provost.

 

GENERAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

MN201 Principles of Management
PCCRS100 Custom Conc Course
PCCRS110 Custom Conc Course
SO321 Soc Sci Computer Skills

Business Concentration 

Prerequisite requirements 
AC101  Principles of Accounting I 
ET101  Principles of Macroeconomics 
MK201  Principles of Marketing MN201 Principles of Management 
Concentration options 
(Any four 300-400-level Business courses) 


Custom Concentration 

*Custom Concentrations require prior approval 
Prerequisite Requirements 
Any three related 100-200-level courses 
Concentration options 
Any five 300-400-level related courses 

General Studies Concentration 

Prerequisite requirements 
Any three related 100-200-level courses 
Concentration options 
Any five 300-400-level related courses 

Social Services Concentration 

Prerequisite requirements 
PS101  Introduction to Psychology 
SO101  Introduction to Sociology or HU101 Introduction to Human Services or 
CJ101  Introduction to Criminal Justice 
SO205  Race and Ethnicity in Society or CJ201 Police Work 
Concentration Options 
Any five 300-400-level Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, or Sociology courses.

Associate of Arts in Integrated Studies Requirements

General and Liberal Education Core Requirements (26 credits)
It is expected that many of the General and Liberal Education Core requirements will be met by Integrated Studies students through transfer credits. Nevertheless, it is expected that the required Knowledge and Understanding areas of inquiry will be met. 

GLE103  Career Image, Planning, and Management 
GLE110  First Year Composition
GLE230  Second-Year Composition 
______  Mathematics Core Elective 
______  Natural Science Core Elective I 
______  Natural Science Core Elective II 
One course from two of the following areas: 
One 100-200-level Social Science 
One 100-200-level Humanities 
One 100-200-level Art Appreciation

Major Requirements (10 Credits)
MN201  Principles of Management 
SO321  Social Science Computer Skills 
Any two related 100-200-level courses